Dale Lindman Art 120
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Beginning drawing is concerned with the ability to see images accurately and relate them to the page. The application of various drawing exercises from life (still life objects, nature, each other) is directed to build your drawing skills and enable you with an ability to render correctly.
I. COURSE OUTCOMES
The knowledge and skills the student should acquire during beginning drawing are as follows:
1. Establish simple perceptual skills:
a. Scale and proportional relationships of objects
b. Ability to accurately transfer shape to the two-dimensional picture plane
C. Seeing the contour of a 3‑dimensional form
d. To see and use positive and negative space relationships in their drawings.
2. Coordination of eye and hand development
a. Know how to sight with a pencil.
b. Use of a viewfinder.
C. Ability to translate visual information from student’s viewpoint to the paper
3. Understanding a the picture plane
a. Have the ability to create an illusion of depth by linear perspective.
b. Create depth and volume by value: local value, the use of a light and shadow.
C. Aerial or atmospheric perspective.
4. Understanding composition
a. Use compositional devices for creating depth (location on page, size, overlapping, diagonals, etc.).
b. To be able to see relatively to the entire page, have the ability to relate parts to the whole (composition).
5. Have used and become familiar with various drawings mediums
a. To render and control the use of charcoal and other simple mediums.
b. Present class work and homework in a visual manner.
II. COURSE EXPECTATIONS
Students are expected to:
1. Attend class regularly. Students absent more than 3 times may receive a F grade
2. Attend class on time. Students arriving late or leaving early means you are marked 1/2 day absent.
3. Complete class work on time. Late work is accepted up to 3 days after which it was assigned and down‑graded accordingly.
4. Complete class work projects on your own time if you are not able to during the class period.
5. If you miss information regarding an assignment, it is your responsibility to get that assignment from another student.
6. You are expected to participate in the critique process.
Grading is based on both in‑class and homework drawing assignments. The in‑class work is designed for the achievement of the above stated drawing objectives in a studio environment where your instructor can assist you and answer your questions. The home assignments will address more in‑depth explorations of the techniques discussed in class.
Generally, persons who extend a reasonable effort and MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS (assignments, attendance, etc.) will attain at lease a "C" level, although there are, of course, no guarantees. A "C" level grade from this course on your transcripts or resumes signifies that you are COMPETENT in your drawing abilities regarding the above stated drawing outcomes.
"B" level will require an above average; reasonably complete mastery of the drawing objectives.
An "A" level will additionally require outstanding skill development, illustrated by exceptional drawings completed in both the homework and in‑class assignments.
YOUR WORK WILL BE EVALUATED IN REGARDS TO YOUR PROFICIENCY IN THE MASTERY OF COURSE OUTCOMES SUCCESSFULLY IN YOUR DRAWINGS***
Lockers are available in Building C hallways, and are allotted, one to each three students. You claim a locker, simply by writing your and your locker mates' names on the tag in the door. Your group of three is responsible for obtaining a lock. Be sure to empty your locker at the end of the quarter by the date shown on the form.
* Student Procedures &
Expectations for the
Arts & Humanities Division
* Students With Special Needs:
COMMITMENT TO ACCOMMODATION
“No student shall, on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any college program or activity.”
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with your instructor or Disability Support Services (DSS) as soon as possible.
If you would like to inquire about becoming a DSS student you may call 564-2392 or go in person to the DSS program office in B132. Web site location:http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/dss/